How to get your child's Facebook password


If you are already aware of the dangers of Facebook, Myspace, chatrooms, etc, and suspect that your child may be endangering him or herself, it might be a parental necessity for you to monitor your child's activity on Facebook, Myspace or other websites to ensure their safety. If you own the computer that your child uses to access the internet, it may not only be fully legal to access or monitor their Facebook, Myspace or email accounts, but in some cases it may be your duty to do so.

How to find your child's passwords

Unfortunately there is no magic code or hack to obtain passwords for Facebook, email, Myspace, chat-rooms or other systems. Most of these systems are very secure and are difficult if not nearly impossible to 'crack'. You can however capture or record their password as they use it on each system by installing password capturing software, otherwise known as child safety monitoring software. These programs are inexpensive and can be easily downloaded directly from the internet and installed on your computer in minutes.

Find the passwords and have full access

By using one of the password finder or child surveillance programs available for download on the internet, you can see who your child is chatting with or sending email to and help ensure their safety.  These keylogger type programs will record and log everything typed on your computer (such as passwords, chat-room chats, emails) and allow you to review it later.  Most of these keylogger or parental monitoring programs are inexpensive, they often have a free-trials and they can be easily downloaded and installed in minutes.  The better keylogger programs work well because once installed they are virtually undetectable - No other users of the computer will know it's there, and YOU are the only person that can access it.  Prices will range from free to $99, but we recommend staying away from the free programs as they may not be trustworthy and may have little or no support. 

 

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to get your child's Facebook password
Anyone here who needs to go behind your child's back to get their passwords has already failed as a parent. Give up already and accept defeat. If by the age your kid has access to social media, if he/she still doesn't know how to act according to their own sense of morals, then clearly you as parents have failed your duty. You parents shouldn't spend so much time protecting your kids from the "big bad world" and should probably work on your own inadequacies as educators and calm your paranoia a bit.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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He does have a point. If you have to go to such underhanded measures, you have obviously failed in your upbringing. However, unlike what he said, that does not mean you should give up on them. Just don't resort to such low measures.
Dad (not verified)
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The world is big and bad and you should protect your children from it. You give them enough freedom to establish their own identity when they're old enough (my daughter is 12) and allow them to make mistakes so they can learn from them. I certainly wouldn't suggest isolating them from the web or being excessively attentive in their business; but protecting them is what good parents do. I have all of my daughter's account passwords because I created them for her. She also has learned what happens if she decides to create her own account without my knowledge under an alias (as well as 15 other middle school kids using Gmail accounts under aliases while at school on school time and resources).

The "paranoia" you mention is actually staying two steps ahead of them; the web can be a viable education tool if utilized properly or it can be a corrupting, source of bullying that makes your teenage kid want to off themself (we've never heard of that happening in the news).

So my suggestion to you sir, would be to stick to criticizing people's broken english and grammatical errors because your parental advice is unhelpful, and quite frankly the dumbest f*ckin thing I've heard in quite some time.

It's not everyone else's fault that your parent's were related at birth, and ended up not wanting you. Broken English Superstar; what a hero you've become. It's people like you that don't have the balls to show your face let alone raise a child.

You've got to give them freedom, but more importantly you've got to stay in their face. People are asking for help and you belittle them; genius.

Your character is best defined by the way you act when you feel no one is watching; Fear the Dad.... Fear him. because I'm always watching. And looking out for your kids too if the opportunity presents and no one else seems to be. Wrap your troll little nubs around that b*tch!

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i disagree with you i trusted my child but one night she gave me my phone back and forgot to delete her text messages and guess what she there is nothing good or nice on those text she is only 12 yrs old obviously some thing went wrong but i didn't fail are you a parent? i try to protect but at the same time tell her how the world is she knows right from wrong but i don't know what her problem i need to get all her social network as you call information to see what else she has been doing wrong trust me she is already going to be disciplined

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I just hope that for your child's sake, your parenting skills are a lot better than your writing and grammar skills. But sadly, something tells me that is not the case.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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You clearly don't have children do you?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Parents aren't failures if they're having to check in on what they're kids are doing online. Sometimes kids don't think clearly or don't always disclose all that they do with friends. Parents don't give up on their kids!!! They do whatever it takes to make sure that their kids are safe. For those parents that are not going to give up on their kids there's a company called webscry that can help you see exactly what your teenager talks about with their friends.
cscrapper (not verified)
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you don"t need to be giving advice about parenting! i have raised 3 girls and am raising 3 grandsons due to 1 of my daughters ocd and because 1 of my grandsons is so intelligent he builds his own computers i am going to take his main 1 and all to a specialist to find out what he is into hopefully its just computer stuff but i will do what ever i need to do to protect him!
cscrapper (not verified)
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your actually telling people to giv on their parenting. i say to you those with no!!!!!!!!!!!!! mistakes cast the first stone!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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DO you HAVE CHILDREN??? I HOPE NOT. NO PARENT IS PERFECT AND MISTAKES ARE MADE NO MATTER HOW GOOD A PARENT you TRY TO BE. SO, you ARROGANT IDIOT, NO REAL PARENT SHOULD EVER GIVE UP TRING TO PROTECT THEIR CHILD FROM HARM NO MATTER WHO IS AT FAULT. you WOULD BE SPENDING YOUR TIME MORE WISELY BY TAKING A REAL LOOK AT YOUR LACK OF WHAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR A CHILD REALLY MEANS. OR DO you BLAME ALL YOUR SHORTCOMINGS ON YOUR MOMMY AND DADDY?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Your comment doesn't require capslock. Seriously.
cscrapper (not verified)
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amem to that!!!!!!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I just want to say for those that dont believe in standing between your children and harm you are full of shit..You either have no children or your a child yourself...In this day and age you have to do whatever it takes to get between your child and harms way thats called tough love...

You can sit there and say we shouldnt spy on them but its called trying to protect them from people like you that dont give a shit and for all we know you are one of those predators....I just got a call from the police last night because my daughter that is 18 was drunk out of her mind they hit a car in a parking lot with my van the security gaurds called the police they tried to get out of a different exit by lifting the gates they got caught again..Then the police got them but they were already out of the van and called us to pick her up...She has been telling us when she takes the van to work that she would never drink and drive well guess what we trusted her...She then proceeded to pull the van keys out of the ignition while my husband was driving twice going 50 miles an hour almost killing both of them but we shouldnt step in....

Let me tell you something we not only are stepping in but we will do everything in our power including finding out what and who she is associating with because it is our job as parents to keep our kids safe...We found out she has a fake ID and gets into all the bars and we have decided as parents to do everything we can to stop it before she gets raped beaten or killed.. She left at 4:30 in the morning walking the street without a phone so I guess we should just let it happen and not worry ,sorry you are so far off I cant wait till you have children of your own and I dont want to hear that if we only tell our children we love them because we tell them on a constant basis and thought we had a good repore with them..

Get off your soap boxes... (not verified)
Get your child's Facebook password
To each their own.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Jeez you people really don't give kids enough credit.. I don't know what kind of decisions you made in your lives but kids (even teenagers) DO have common sense -.-

I would honestly never ask for my child's password unless I had legitimate reason to be worried or thought they were somehow unable to comprehend why we don't share information with strangers. Kids nowadays grew up on the computer (whether you like it or not it's reality and a major part of even elementary school curriculums). Therefore, it's a lot different now.. Just because it's such a big deal to parents to kids it's common sense.. If this isn't common sense to at least a 10 year old kid (let aloneee a 16 year old!!) then I do not knowk what you've taught them. No offense to anyone But I Just don't understand why you have no faith in you're child understanding something that in this age is so simple as your taught it fr the time you can talk. From someone who is an adult now but used FaceBook from probably 15 yrs old.

I can assure all the others out there commenting that most teens are smarter than that.. My parents never asked for my Facebook password because they know
I was an averagely smart kid who could handle their own "safety" on the internet. I'm not saying the internet isn't dangerous, however I am saying that if you taught your kid basic safety about strangers etc and haven't completely sheltered them from the realities of the world (INCLUDING people pretending to be someone they're not) then I would personally trust my 15 year old self as well as my friends at the time to be on facebook unsupervised as long as you helped them chooseappropriate security settings initially...
Anyways that's just my opinion but really this is something each family has to decide on their own

cscrapper (not verified)
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trust a teens judgement thats a joke i was 15 once and my mother had to go to the morgue to identify a body which thank God wasn't mine but it sure the hell could of been and this was be fore internet which is alot larger spectrum of kids to find danger unknowingly. you still have to watch kids in public to prevent abduction so why not o the internet.i've taught everyone of my kids self defense if someone trys to abduct them but how is that going to help them as well if they meet a stranger online and r fooled into trusting them to go to a place without people around and end up in a shipping container to be sold int sex slavery which is more profitable than the drug trade!!!!! dont fool urself their are more predators online than any where! hell a grown young lady got grabbed right outside of a major shopping center quit fooling urself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Teenage girl (not verified)
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I just found this webpage up on my profile of our shared computer, and I figure she was tying to download this service. What hurts me is that I don't even own any social media account other than my email, and she's never even asked me what I do when I'm online. I can't believe she'd do this behind my back. I'm very upset. I don't care what anyone's parent thinks is right. At least talk to your child before doing something like this. It's very mean.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Sorry guys, a GOOD parent doesn't HAVE to check their kids social networking, but a good parent SHOULD check it! The fact that there are so many people attacking a parent on this site for doing what's right is, well, just plain stupid! How many kids, good kids, have been hurt, threatened, or even killed because they were so trusted to do the right thing? Kids are going to be kids. Meaning, whatever, they, OR they're friends find cool. How many of you, dated people older than yourselves, lied to your parents, and just did things you'd today, think are dangerous, or wouldn't want YOUR kids doing? At some point, we have to stop being friends, and go back to being parents. Don't be the one asking, "Where did I go wrong?" Monitor your kids.

You can trust them. You don't have to trust their friends, or any other kook they meet on Facebook, Instagram, or any other site.

My 2 cents.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Hahahahhahahaahaaa Omgg are you serious? You put "dated someone older" on that list? Grow up. There's 20 year old women dating like 50 year old men and you expect a teenage girl (say like 17) to be forced by descrimination against age to date the much less mature 17 year old guys..

Personally most people I know ENCOURAGE their like 17 ish year old girls to go a couple years older.. 17 year old boys generally being imexperienced and not taking relationships seriously. They are more a threat due to their carelessness or just wanting to be like all their friends and lose their virginity.. At least by like 20 you can have the assurance that whatever happens the guy at least should know what he's doing and not cause any unexpectancies as well as the fact he'smore ready to settle down and less likely to just be using your teen.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Yes, I'm very serious. You think a 17 year old and a 20 year old are at the same level mentally? Maybe you're not from the same country I'm from but, in MY country, it's ILLEGAL to date someone 20 if you're 17. Odd the people you "personally know" engourage their 17is, (which is still 17) year old to date someone a couple hears older. You'd be OK with your 17 year old going to adult parties, being put in adult situations, and having to make adult decisions? Or, in your words, just hanging out with someone looking for a more serious relationship? Is your 17 old going to take his or her significant other to college with them? Or just stay at home and have babies because they're now in a serious relationship?

I think it's you who needs a little growing up.

Also, in what way is a 17 year old being "discriminated against" by dating someone her or his own age? Who exactly is that a disadvantage?

You're last sentence where you claim someone, no sorry, a "guy" "At least by like 20 you can have the assurance that whatever happens the guy at least should know what he's doing and not cause any unexpectancies as well as the fact he'smore ready to settle down and less likely to just be using your teen" is complete hogwash! How many 20 year old "settled down" guys have YOU met in your life? Isn't 20 the college age? The age you're trying to find yourself? You could do that with a "serious" girlfriend at home??

The 20 year old dating the 50 year old proves my point. An immature 20 year old looking to cash in on a 50 year old looking for a toy.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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My daughter went from A's to F's after getting addicted to facebook. Lika drug. Seriously - no connection to real world just like drugs.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Stay out of your children's business, plain as that. It'll only make them hate you for getting into their business. It's truly not your business unless it comes to safety concerns, but you should see those problems in person and not over their social networks. I'd beat the living hell out of anyone, including my parents if they tried getting into my shit.

No one truly feels sorry for children who get harmed because of their parents stupidity. They just want to beat the shit out of the parents who got their kid to that point.

Stay out of business that isn't yours. End of story.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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This is one of the dumbest and uninformed responses on here so far. Kids have NO privacy until they are self sufficient. You want "your own business" then move then get a job, move the hell out and do what you want. Until then you will do as you are told and your "privacy" is a gift given to you like everything else in your life thus far.

Get a grip.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Exactly!
I See Stupid People (not verified)
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Anonymous Visitor wrote:

I'd beat the living hell out of anyone, including my parents if they tried getting into my shit.

They just want to beat the shit out of the parents who got their kid to that point.

yes, we can tell what a stellar job your parents did..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Just so all you parents and kids know I wish I would've gotten my child's password.....they r now dead. So before any child on here says its not their parents business....think twice. It is! I brought my child in this life and watched her go in a horrible way. I too trusted her.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Can you please help me to get my Facebook back?Someone hack it & change my email,password & even mt Security question. Please help me );
Chels (not verified)
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okay seriously, im 19 years old and my mum never asked for my facebook password or my e-mail password when i was younger cause i wasnt a stupid kid. if your child is stupid enough to add people on facebook that they don't know then who is at fault?? thats right the parent cause weather you like it or not you raised your child so your childs actions reflect your paretning unless your a shit parent and the child decides to be good which is rare. so for all the shit parents who apparently cant raise their children proprely go aheaad and check their facebook cause they are more than likely doing something bad. for all the parents that actually raised their kids right yeah thumbs up bet your kids will go far... seriously parents who want to control their children discust me and i think you should of had parenting classes or something.... oh and teacher from the first page about how if you didnt hack their facebook then you wouldnt have found out about their suicide plans... well if parents watched out and raised their kids properly and if teachers payed attention then their plans wouldnt have gotten so far..... im not trying to b one of those kids who blame parents for everything but you give us our foundations and you are our role modles so if you dont like who we grow up to be then why did you help us become that???

and seriously for the smothering parents back off before you cause MAJOR damage
and neglectful parents atleast tell ya kids that ya love them and give them a hug

now those two tips ^^^^^^^^^ can save lives

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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You obviously think you know everything. Your just a kid yourself. 19 and have no clue. Wait til you have a child of your own. I'm sure you'll do everything in your power to raise him/her to be a respectful, educated, productive member of society. But the truth is, no matter how much you sugar coat it, a teenager is going to test the water. You hope and pray your child is going to make all the right decisions. Well I have news for you and the dream world you live in, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO. With the flooding of internet preditors and easy access to dangerous websites the temptation is too much to bare. Kids are niave and it takes a responsible parent to ensure their safety. As technology advances, our parenting techniques must adapt. I'm not saying you need to be in the kids back pocket everywhere they go. But it is a parents job to ensure the childs safety and guide them along to make to right choices as an adult. Good luck to you and your future as a parent. Only them you'll be wise enough to know where the parents of today who care about their children are coming from.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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"You obviously think you know everything."
Implying someone who disagrees with you automatically thinks themselves your superior? Trust me, you don't know everything either - no one does.

"Your just a kid yourself, you have no clue."
Well, no, they're legally an adult. That's just your opinion, and it implies that life experience is actually worth something. No, you could be thousand years old - that doesn't stop you from being a moron, nor does it make you a genius.

"Wait til you have a child of your own."
And even if they did, you'd just say they're a terrible parent. So far, you haven't offered any actual counter argument, nothing more than sheer insults and constructions to imply your superiority.

"I'm sure you'll do everything in your power to raise him/her to be a respectful, educated, productive member of society."
This is true, however an educated and productive member of society knows how to think for themselves, and that's a skill that can't be taught by restricting them from the world, especially the online one. Additionally, respect is a pointless and contrived value - someone who can think critically will know when to stay behind the line, and when to cross it.

"But the truth is, no matter how much you sugar coat it, a teenager is going to test the water."
Probably, and they'll be all the better for it. How does preventing them from testing the water help? They'll keep that curiosity bottled up for years, only to explode in a string of rebellious indulgences to satisfy it once they're outside of your control.

"You hope and pray your child is going to make all the right decisions."
No, I make sure they're educated enough to weigh pros and cons and make an informed decision. If they make the wrong one, I expect the consequences should soon reprimand them.

"Well I have news for you and dream world you live in, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO."
No, because they're human beings, just like you. Children aren't animals, we're not supposed to prevent them from exploring by fencing them out from life. They have to experience it sooner or later, and sooner the better. Don't you want your children to enter society with knowledge, motivation and direction, rather than heading into the unknown without you to hold their hand?

"With the flooding of internet preditors and easy access to dangerous websites the temptation is too much to bare."
"Flooding" would appear to be a bit of an overstatement. Your facebook friends list isn't filled with sexual deviants and credit thieves. Besides, children have a far, far better understanding of technology than we do, right off the bat. Chances are they'll be helping you manage YOUR facebook settings. Besides, dangerous websites, like what? Viruses can come from anywhere, from places even you wouldn't suspect, and you really are stupid if you aren't prepared for them with some sort of antivirus program. They're not about to give away your bank details, either. Anyway, I thought this was about facebook?

"Kids are naïve and it takes a responsible parent to ensure their safety."
Kids are naïve because we raise them to be. You want them to be safe? Raise them to be safe, raise them to think for themselves.

"As technology advances, parenting techniques must adapt."
No, parenting techniques need a complete overhaul. Parenting needs to embrace technology and embrace the real world. It's high time we stopped with the fairy tales, and educated kids properly, rather than dancing around large aspects of life until we feel they're "ready", which, let's be honest - no parent really wants to admit their child is growing up.

"I'm not saying you need to be in the kids back pocket wherever they go. But it is a parents job to ensure the childs safety and guide them along to make to right choices as an adult."
Well, you pretty much are. To have access to their facebook is to eavesdrop on every conversation, their friends' conversations - how alienating it must be to have eyes on you, having access to every inner thought. Guiding? Safety? You're teaching them to live in far, to live as if constantly watched. No wonder society is so concerned with appearances - we're constantly being judged, even by the people we should trust most. Making the right choices requires information and critical thinking, and they can't make the right decisions in future if you're making them for them now.

You seem to have the right goals in mind, but you have the complete wrong idea on how to achieve them. Children are far, far wiser than we give them credit - it's time we as parents embraced that. They have the power to be very, very perceptive - rather than quashing that with fairy tales and skewed descriptions of the world, delusions in order to satisfy the nagging voice in our head that says they're "too young!", we need to expand that perceptiveness, encourage it. The worst way of going about that is doing their thinking for them.

When I was young, I had a friend whose mother was a tyrant, much like yourself. Strict time limits on EVERYTHING - television, phone, going outside. He had to plan his days in order to put in his daily quota of "fun". And what did he do? Disobeyed her. Wherever possible, he was the definition of a rebel. On the other hand, I had another friend. His parents were reasonably relaxed, I'd only ever heard they were disappointed when he had a particularly bad report card. He later finished university with an engineering degree. Was the first friend a "bad egg", doomed to fail? No, he was in fact very idealistic, and a great friend. He merely saw how illogical his mother was being. Perhaps you should do the same, and see how illogical you're being too.

I only hope the parents of next generation change their ways, otherwise I expect our grandchildren will be more docile and brainless than ever.

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